Chef Lia’s Delightful Easter Brunch

Easter meals don’t need to be complicated to be fabulous.  Instead of a huge dinner, you can opt for a quick and delicious Easter brunch.  This meal is perfect for serving after your Easter Egg hunt.  Just be sure to prep everything ahead of time and you’ll have the meal done in a flash.  Serve [...]

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June – A Time for Burgers and Donuts?

Welcome June! Here’s to great weather and lots of time spent with family around the barbecue grill! Throw a steak on the grill to celebrate National Beef Steak Month. Or get creative and dream up the ultimate burger with a chance to win $50,000 in the “Build a Better Burger with Sutter Home” contest http://www.buildabetterburger.com/ [...]

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April Food Happenings

Ah, April. It is the first full month of Spring, so naturally we are very happy to be released from winter’s icy grasp; yet we are warned to expect “April Showers” (clearly “May Flowers” had a better PR agent); of course there is April Fool’s Day and everyone knows April 15th is income tax day…..Ah, [...]

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Vegetarian dishes broaden Easter options

Vegetarian options are getting a little more attention this Easter thanks to main course dishes such as Mushroom lasagna bolognese. The dish includes a flavorful combination of porcini, portobello, shiitake and cremini mushrooms. Side options include Smoky Roman beans and Chipotle-infused greens. The Washington Post (3/19)

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March is a time to remember Duncan Hines

March is a great for foodies. This year we celebrate Easter, National Frozen Food Month; the federal government designated the second week of March as National School Breakfast Week. There are “extremist” groups as well, promoting the evils of caffeine during National Caffeine Awareness Month® (those of you who can’t function without your morning cup [...]

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A Quick Culinary Feast fit for St. Patrick!

In America, Corned Beef and Cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition even if you are Irish only on March 17th Ever wonder why it is called Corned Beef? Well, corning is a form of curing and it has nothing to do with corn. The name comes from Anglo-Saxon times before refrigeration. In those [...]

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Fire Up the Grill for Easter Dinner!

In the chilly fall it’s a nice treat to ‘warm up the house’ by having the oven on all day roasting a big turkey, baking pies and bubbly side dishes, but that’s not the case for spring. Easter Sunday is often a lovely, mild spring day that makes you want to open all the windows [...]

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Food Holidays

It’s Leap Year, time for the calendar that mankind created to catch up with “real time”; for that we need an extra day once every four years.
Seriously, who makes up this stuff? Only ONE extra day every four years???? Lord knows I could certainly use an extra day a little more often. In the corporate [...]

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One Way to Stay Young

In the spirit of the Leap year, which you can read all about from Glenn Burgess’ post HERE, a New York Restaurant with a Leap Day Birthday is having a celebration of it’s own:
Tiny New York Meatpacking District restaurant Jarnac will turn 8-years-old but celebrate just its 2nd birthday on the coming leap-year day of [...]

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